NSW Victorian border to be opened to boarding students with valid government permit

Boarding school students will be given permits to cross between the NSW and Victorian borders when school resumes next week. Picture: FILE
Boarding school students will be given permits to cross between the NSW and Victorian borders when school resumes next week. Picture: FILE

Boarding school students who live between two states will be able to breathe a sigh of relief after restrictions at border crossings were relaxed to allow students to return to school after the holidays.

With one week left to go on the school holidays, students have been given permits to cross between NSW and Victoria this holidays.

It is a decision that has been welcomed by the Isolated Children's Parents' Association of NSW.

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The organisation said it had 97 students in rural or regional NSW that have been affected by the border closures, and who were "anxiously wondering what their return to school in Victoria would look like".

"With the Victorian situation easing day by day it is nearly time to return back to face to face learning, so the new permit is very timely. It has been a long 6 months," said Claire Butler, president of the association.

"Many of these children do not have a secondary school around the corner so they board interstate as that is their closest boarding school."

Since March, the organisation has been campaigning for governments to update travel permissions for boarding students whose families live in other states.

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